15th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 13-15, 2016 • San Diego, CA
Many researchers recognize that there is a disparity in health information knowledge among Hispanic populations. Literature shows language barriers, lower education level, and lower socioeconomic status as the most common causes for a lack of access to correct health information. Effective dissemination strategies to promote accurate health information throughout Hispanic populations are essential. Effective messaging needs to have culturally appropriate messages, culturally appropriate graphics, and no higher than a middle school reading level. Research shows that information is more readily received by Hispanic populations when it is engaging; e.g. in storytelling format. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one instance where health education before and during pregnancy is essential and currently lacking. CMV can cause serious birth defects, including permanent childhood hearing loss. CMV is the leading cause of non-genetic childhood hearing loss and may be prevented when behavioral precautions are taken. The aim of this project is to conduct a literature review and survey of Latina women to discover the best messaging and media channels for CMV health education in Utah. This information will then be used in Utah Department of Health CMV public health campaigns directed towards Latina women.
- identify preferred channels for receiving health care information by Latina women.
- summarize culturally appropriate messaging to raise CMV awareness among the Latina population.
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(Primary Presenter,Author), University of Utah, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Kalie Moore is a second year doctorate of audiology candidate at the University of Utah. She is an Infant-Pediatric Audiology trainee of the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND) Program. Kalie intends to focus her studies on early intervention and pediatric audiology with emphasis on how to work as an inter-disciplinary team member and how to implement advocacy and awareness in her community. She is an active member of the SAA chapter at the University of Utah with whom she regularly volunteers at community events.
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(Co-Presenter,Author), University of Utah, email@example.com;
Gisselle is a second year doctoral audiology student at the University of Utah. She is an Infant-Pediatric Audiology trainee of the Utah Regional Leadership Education for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND) Program. She has worked for 12 years as a Spanish interpreter/tester for a school district special education department. Gisselle has a diverse background in working with multidisciplinary teams as well as with school age children with all types of disabilities and with their parents. Born and raised in Mexico, she moved to New York for seven years before relocating to Utah.
(Author), Utah State Department of Health, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Dr. McVicar is the Director of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program in Utah and the Program Manager for the Utah Department of Health's Specialty Services Program within the Children with Special Health Care Needs Bureau; including Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. She also directs the Cytomegalovirus Public Health Initiative and Utah's Children's Hearing Aid Pilot Program. She is the Project Director for the HRSA EHDI Lost to Follow-Up Grant and the Co-PI (Principal Investigator) for the CDC EHDI Tracking, Surveillance, and Data Integration Grant. Dr. McVicar has over two decades of experience and knowledge in Audiology and the management of health care programs in both the public and private sectors.